If you're like me, the race to the top of the IBU and ABV charts has you seeking brewers with a lighter touch without compromising taste. While we're stuck at home and the weather finally seems to be starting to cooperate, let's call them patio beers.
If Milwaukee's examples are an accurate microcosm of the hundreds of versions of All Together IPA being brewed around the world, there is an incredibly vast rainbow of All Together colors, levels of haze, variety of flavors and aromas out there, all being created by brewers who, like the rest of us, are all in this together.
News reports about dairy farmers being forced to dump milk and produce have been joined by stories of craft brewers in Portland, Oregon, and South Carolina facing the same horror of seeing their product and profit go right down the drain as sales tank during the coronavirus shutdown. Are brewers here dumping beer?
A number of Milwaukee-area brewers are in the running for awards in USA Today's 10Best 2020 Readers' Choice Awards, including Hacienda and 1840 Brewing, which are vying for the Best New Brewery title (founded in the past three years). Your votes count!
With a new state-of-the-art facility, it's no question that MKE Brewing has risen to best craft brewery status!
When I visited 1840 Brewing Co., I found a brewery unlike any I'd seen. In fact, it's the only brewery I've visited that doesn't have brew kettles. With only a few fermentation tanks at the back, but a plethora of oak barrels, 1840 looks as much like a winery or distillery as a brewery.